Electronic Brakeforce Distribution or EBD is a simple concept to grasp in that it is a method of distributing the braking forces of a vehicle as a function of each individual wheel’s load. In other words, heavier loads will generally require greater braking force while lighter loads will usually require less braking pressure.
One good example of this situation is when the brakes are initially applied by the driver causing a momentary shift in weight. At this particular moment, the weight of the vehicle will shift from the aft to forward sections of the vehicle. Electronic Brakeforce Distribution does an excellent job of sensing this condition and then adjusts braking pressures as appropriate.
Improving Automobile Stability & General Braking Characteristics
EBD incorporates something known as a load sensor that is designed to sense shifting loads in a vehicle. When the load sensor detects a weight distribution that is unbalanced, it immediately signals the braking system to limit brake pressure to the rear of the vehicle first, followed by a similar signal to the forward wheels.
The Electronic Brakeforce Distribution system is a very effective method of improving automobile stability and general braking characteristics. When EBD is integrated with other braking technology such as anti-lock braking and electronic stability control the end result is increased levels of safety and better overall handing.
EBD Improves Overall Handling Especially In Turns
EBD or Electronic Brakeforce Distribution is a relatively new technology that helps to electronically modulate the brake pressure applied by the driver. This modulation also takes into account such factors as the car’s velocity as well as the acceleration of the vehicle and road conditions.
EBD when combined with ABS and Electronic Stability Control greatly reduces unwanted events such as skids, wheel slippage and locked brakes. EBD improves overall handling especially in turns.
For example, in a standard turn the outer wheel spins at a greater speed than the inner wheel causes excess braking to be applied to the inner wheels. When EBD is used this condition is prevented thereby reducing the chances of over steering or the brakes becoming locked.